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Old 06-15-2008, 05:36 AM
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Question Insulin units to ml

I am giving my cat allergy injections. Would .1 ml = 10 units? It gradually increases to 1ml. Am I on the right track?????
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:24 AM
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Default Re: Insulin units to ml

insulin is used for diabetics so I don't know how it would compare to allergy medication, you should really ask a pharmacist.

the insulin that I use is 10 ML 100 units/ML
the 10 ML refers to the amount in the whole vial.
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Let me put it this way. I've got a 1cc, 100unit syringe and the allergy medication says to give .1ml. Would that be 10units on the syringe size stated above?
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:23 AM
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Please heed Sandras advice! Giving your cat an insulin injection may easily kill it!

Insulin is a diabetes medication and can be potentialy lethal. Anyone who had a case of severe hypoglycemia after miscalculating his or her insulin dosage will know what I mean...
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Ok now.....didn't make myself too clear here. I'm using insulin syringes. I've got 1cc, 100 unit syringe. The instructions on the allergy meds say to give .1ml. Would that be 10 units on syringe....just trying to find a syringe. NOT giving my cat insulin........
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Default Re: Insulin units to ml

I would recommend speaking to your vetinarian (sp?) as presumably they supplied the medication and syringe and would be best to advise you on the actual dosage.

This is one area I think even the best mathmetician on this site (not actually speaking as one ) wouldn't like to think they were responsible for a cat OD'ing.
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I have the same problem as the first question. My cat needs an injection of a very small amount of medicine. This injection is NOT insulin. The Vet sold me insulin syringes to use because they are supposed to handle smaller doses. I'm supposed to inject .05 cc (or ml) of prednisone. I can't figure out how to convert cc's to units in order to put the correct amount of medicine in the syringe. Isn't there some simple mathematical relationship in volume between unit and cc?
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Default Re: Insulin units to ml

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I have the same problem as the first question. My cat needs an injection of a very small amount of medicine. This injection is NOT insulin. The Vet sold me insulin syringes to use because they are supposed to handle smaller doses. I'm supposed to inject .05 cc (or ml) of prednisone. I can't figure out how to convert cc's to units in order to put the correct amount of medicine in the syringe. Isn't there some simple mathematical relationship in volume between unit and cc?
Insulin is packaged in different strengths, U-60 and U-100 are the most common and are the number of units per cc. You have to know if you are using a U-100 syringe. If you are, then 100 units = 1cc = 1 mL. BUT, for any other strength insulin, this relationship is not true. The syringe should be marked with what strength insulin it is intended to be used with. There are also low dose syringes that hold less than 100 units but are used with U-100 insulin.

Your vet should have explained better, and it is not unreasonable to call him for clarification.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:33 PM
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wow some people make hard answers out of easy problems for conversions only u-100 syringes hole 100units or 1ml of fluid.

if 100units=1.0ml than

50units= 0.5ml

or 25units=0.25ml

and so on
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Old 08-22-2008, 03:45 AM
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Is this the same way you would calculate oxytocin units eg.20 units =0.20 ml
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